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[Franklin Elementary School]

Description: Photograph of a drawing of Franklin Elementary School. The building is two stories high, and a street runs in front of it. In the foreground, there are drawings of trees and people. The proposed cost of the school was $225,00, and was constructed in 1916. It was the first school to have a full-sized swimming pool (because the School Board believe all children living on the Gulf Coast should know how to swim), auditorium, home economics, art classes, library, and outside playground with swings.
Date: unknown
Creator: Payne, Harry D.

[Plaza Hotel]

Description: Photograph of a building identified as the Plaza Hotel. The building is three stories high, and the bottom floor is decorated with arches. In the background, there are other buildings; a tall building in the top right corner is identified as Webster Building. In the foreground, there is a view of Pleasure Pier Bridge.
Date: 1930

[Plaza Hotel]

Description: Photograph of the Plaza Hotel, taken from the United States Army Corps of Engineers' field office on Pleasure Island. The building is three stories high and arches decorate the bottom floor. In the foreground, there are planks of wood, pipes, and a building. A man is standing on a pier behind the wood.
Date: unknown

[Plaza Hotel]

Description: Photograph of a building identified as the Plaza Hotel on 500 Lakeshore Drive. The building is three stories high and is decorated with arches on the bottom floor. Outside the building, there are cars parked on a driveway and trees in a yard. Text below the photograph says "Plaza," "1909-1934," and "500 Lakeshore." The hotel was constructed in 1909 by Bet-a-Million Gates, and was torn down in 1934.
Date: unknown
Creator: Artie Herbert Photography

[Central Hotel]

Description: Photograph of a building identified as the Central Hotel on the corner of Procter Street and Waco Avenue. The building is several stories high, and a hanging sign says "Central Hotel" on the side. In front of the building, there are people walking on a sidewalk and cars parked along its curb. Text below the photograph says "Central Hotel - 1917." The hotel was used to house United States Coast Units during World War II.
Date: 1917

[Men Waiting to Unload Train]

Description: Photograph of a group of men identified as local grocers waiting to unload food from a train car. Some men are leaning on cars, and other men are standing in the doorway of a train car. In the background, a train car says "Plessala Bros. Complete Food Stores Port Arthur, Texas" on the side.
Date: 1946
Creator: Everett, James

[Goodhue Hotel]

Description: Photograph of a building identified as the Goodhue Hotel on 600 Procter Street. The building is several stories high. Cars are parked along its curb. In the background, there are other buildings. Text below the photograph says "Goodhue Hotel 1930's." The hotel was built in 1928.
Date: 193?

[Windsor Hotel]

Description: Photograph of a building identified as Windsor Hotel in Sabine Pass, Texas. The building is three stories high and an awning extends from the entrance. Outside the hotel, there is a parked car and a fence that surrounds a yard. Text at the top of the photograph says "torn down 1939," and text at the bottom of the photograph says "Windsor Hotel - Sabine Pass." The hotel had fifty rooms and was built by the Kountze brothers in 1896. It was considered "hotel perfection" at the time, but was later abandoned in 1920.
Date: 1939

[Windsor Hotel]

Description: Photograph of the Windsor Hotel in Sabine Pass, Texas. The building is three stories high, and a fence surrounds it. A car is parked outside the fence. Text below the photograph says "Windsor Hotel Sabine Pass."
Date: 1939
Creator: Everett, James

[Mary Gates Memorial Hospital]

Description: Photograph of a building identified as Mary Gates Memorial Hospital on Dallas Avenue and Lakeshore Drive. The building is three stories high, and a flight of stairs leads to the entrance. One woman is standing at the top of the stairs. Two people are standing to the side of the stairs on the ground. In front of the building, there are trees. The hospital was built by John W. Gates, in memory of his mother. It was later used as Port Arthur's City Hall, and then torn down in the 1970s.
Date: 1909

[Municipal Building]

Description: Photograph of the Municipal Building on Lakeshore Drive. The building is three stories high, and a flight of stairs leads to the entrance. An awning above the entrance says "Municipal Building" on it. In front of the building, there are trees and shrubs. The Municipal Building was formerly the Mary Gates Memorial Hospital.
Date: 194?
Creator: Everett, James

[Mary Gates Memorial Hospital]

Description: Photograph of a building identified as Mary Gates Memorial Hospital. The building is three stories high and has ivy growing on the sides of it. In front of the building, there are trees. Text below the photograph says "The Mary Gates Memorial Hospital, Port Arthur, Texas," "90281," and "Built in 1909."
Date: 192?

[Thomas Brothers Cafe]

Description: Photograph of four men at Thomas Brothers Cafe on 610 Austin Avenue. Three of the men are identified as Apostolos Thomas (founder), Ted Menis, and Gus Thomas. Two of the men are standing behind the counter and two men are standing in front of it. In the foreground, there is a cash register sitting on a display case filled with items. In the background, there is a door.
Date: 193?

[Loukas Brothers Confectionery and Cafe]

Description: Photograph of a group of one woman and four men in Loukas Brothers Confectionery and Cafe on 249 Procter Street. Three of the men behind the bar are identified as John D. Loukas (founder), Fred D. Loukas, and Lawrence Lyons (Cook). One man is sitting at the bar. Text below the photograph says "Loukas Brothers Confectionery and Cafe Circa 1935."
Date: 1935~

[Linn Garage]

Description: Photograph of a building identified as Linn Garage on 812 Procter Street. Several signs on the building say "Linn Garage." There is a garage door opening in the center of the building and a car parked to the right side of it. Accompanying material gives information about Lynn Garage.
Date: 1915

[Port Arthur City Hall]

Description: Photograph of a building identified as Port Arthur City Hall on 444 Fourth Street. The building is several stories high, and there are windows along the corners and top of it. There are several trees and a parking lot with cars in the foreground.
Date: 1986

[Municipal Building]

Description: Photograph of a building identified as the Municipal Building on Lakeshore Drive and Dallas Avenue. A staircase leads to the entrance, and text says "Municipal Building" above it. In the foreground, an unidentified man is standing in between two trees.
Date: February 1966

[First Port Arthur City Hall]

Description: Photograph of a wooden building identified as the first Port Arthur City Hall on Lakeshore Drive and Dallas Avenue. On the front of the building, there are stairs leading to a door. To the right of the door, there is a larger set of double doors. Pieces of wood are falling off of the building. In the foreground, there is a set of train tracks and debris. Text on the top left of the photograph says "City Hall - 1930," and text on the bottom right says "First Port Arthur City Hall 11-28-30."
Date: November 28, 1930

[Port Saloon]

Description: Photograph of the Port Saloon on Austin Avenue and Procter Street. The wooden building has text on the front that says "The Port Saloon." Another building is located to its right. Several people are standing and sitting outside of the buildings. Peter Stock was the proprietor of the saloon, the second business open in Port Arthur in 1896. Peter, his wife (Anna), two sons (Fred and Grover) all arrive that year. The building also served as Port Arthur City Hall around 1909.
Date: unknown

[Early Saloon]

Description: Photograph of an interior view of an early-day saloon. Six men are standing at the bar holding drinks, and two bartenders are standing behind the bar. To the left of the bar, several men are sitting at tables.
Date: unknown

[Tailor Shop]

Description: Photograph of a portrait of two men standing in front of a tailor shop on 444 Austin Avenue. Text above the door of the shops says "J. F. Owens The Tailor." A bicycle is leaning against the building. Text on the bottom of the photograph says "444 Austing Avenue 1915." Accompanying material gives information about the tailor shop.
Date: 1915